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Colombian Truth Commission

16 December 2020

A dialogue was held on 16 December 2020 hosted by the Truth Commission for Colombia entitled “Let’s talk about coexistence and reconciliation”. This reflexive dialogue focused on the mandate of the Commission to promote coexistence and reconciliation. The dialogue sought to learn from international experience to overcome challenges and help strengthening the work of the … Continue reading "Colombian Truth Commission"

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Experiences of Disappearances

15 December 2020

As part of the ongoing “Following the Footsteps of the Disappeared” programme run by Conflict Textiles a new video interview was released on 10 December 2020, Human Rights Day. In this video interview with Nicole Drouilly and Professor Brandon Hamber, Nicole shares, in-depth, her experiences of searching for her sister Jacqueline, husband and unborn child, … Continue reading "Experiences of Disappearances"

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Moment of Truth

12 December 2020

On 12 December 2020, Professor Hamber published a long article in the Belfast Telegraph focusing on the issue of dealing with the past in Northern Ireland, reproduced below. Moment of Truth…Victims of Northern Ireland’s Troubled Past Can’t Wait Forever I started working in Northern Ireland in 1996, the first question I was always asked was: … Continue reading "Moment of Truth"

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Celebrating Rights, Right to Celebrate

9 December 2020

On the evening of 9 December 2020, the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People (NICCY) and her Youth Panel hosted a seminar to explore how the protections found within the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) can provide a framework for children and young people to confidently celebrate their … Continue reading "Celebrating Rights, Right to Celebrate"

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Militarised Masculinities and Peace

6 November 2020

Professor Hamber took part in podcast as part of Geneva Peace Week (2-6 November 2020) on “Militarised Masculinities and Sustaining Peace: Lessons from the Ground”. Militarised masculinities and its impact on peace has received little attention. Militarised masculinity, an idea of a certain ‘maleness’ that is violent, is central to elites strategies in staying in … Continue reading "Militarised Masculinities and Peace"

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MHPSS in Peacebuilding

22 October 2020

On 15 October the Chair, Professor Brandon Hamber, gave an address to the “Annual Conference 2020: Harnessing Potential” hosted by The Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law. The speech focused on the “Enhanced Integration of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) in Peacebuilding”. The speech focused on sharing the recommendations for the UN Peacebuilding … Continue reading "MHPSS in Peacebuilding"

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Memorialization as Truth-Telling

21 October 2020

The sixth seminar in the Dealing with the Past series entitled “Memorialization as Truth-Telling: Lessons from the Global Initiative for Justice, Truth and Reconciliation” was hosted online on 21 October 2020, 58 people attended. The seminar was given by Sara Bradshaw, Program Director for Transitional Justice at the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience (ICSC). The … Continue reading "Memorialization as Truth-Telling"

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Covid-19, Mental Health and Peace

24 September 2020

Today, the Chair addressed the UN General Assembly High-level Week event on “COVID-19 and the role of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in building resilience and sustaining social cohesion and peace”. The event was hosted by the Kingdom of the Netherlands in cooperation with the Center on International Cooperation and the g7+. The Chair spoke … Continue reading "Covid-19, Mental Health and Peace"

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New Permanent Exhibition

25 August 2020

Today we launched a permanent rotating Conflict Textiles exhibit in the Ulster University Library on the beautiful Magee campus. This marks a new stage in our longstanding relationship between Conflict Textiles and the university where we have the online collection on CAIN. The new exhibit is done in partnership with the John Hume and Thomas … Continue reading "New Permanent Exhibition"

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Footsteps of the Disappeared

24 August 2020

“Following the Footsteps of the Disappeared” is a two-day programme incorporating a textile display and 2 seminars to mark International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances 30 August 2020. Programme of Events Launch of “Following the Footsteps of the Disappeared”, 30 August 2020, 14:00pm for more information and/or register. Seminar “Transnational Experiences of Enforced … Continue reading "Footsteps of the Disappeared"

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